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"Heartstoppers" Actor Kit Connor Comes Out As Bi***ual After Being Accused Of Queerbaiting

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The controversy began when fans of the show assumed Connor, 18, was hetero***ual. Despite this, early on in the show's production, a producer had mentioned how proud they were to have an entirely LGBT main cast. However, fans began to suspect Connor was not LGBT after he was seen dating a girl, and accused him of queerbaiting due to his close friendships with some of his male cast members.

By the way, this is not the definition of queerbaiting AT ALL. Queerbaiting is when you pretend to be LGBT or co-opt our culture for profit. See the MCU's constant homoerotic treatment of the Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes friendship, or Teen Wolf's Stiles and Derek for prime examples in fictional media, and Charlie Puth and Harry Styles for prime examples in the entertainment industry. :queenflopga_pink_sass_walking_away_bye: A straight actor playing an LGBT role, or a straight man being an ally to the community and having LGBT friends is not queerbaiting.

Due to the sustained scrutiny, the actor issued a statement on his Twitter declaring officially that he was bi***ual and denouncing the fans who made him feel forced to come out.

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1 hour ago, CrazyButItFeelsAllright said:

Good for him but no one forced him. He still made the decision himself and no one outed him. A lot of people don’t get the luxury to come out themselves 

He's 18. In his mind, this was probably the only option he had to end the harassment. So yes, he was forced to, because he didn't want to.

Us as grown folk know that people on social media can be ignored and you can live your life, but teens are still wrapping their heads around it. Especially today's teens. I'm not surprised he feels outed.

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